| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite's riveting documentary "Blackfish" tells the story of Tilikum, an aggressive bull orca who has lived the last 30 years in captivity. The film's central debate circles around what exactly caused the whale's behavior...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Fans eager to see Superman and Batman together on the big screen are going to have to wait a little […]...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 4:39 PM
BEIJING — In 1957, when he was nearly 50 years old, Run Run Shaw made a grand bet on his movie dreams. He bought 46 acres of hilly land in a remote part of Hong Kong — paying the British colonial government just 45 cents per square foot...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Michael Corenblith is grateful for the rolling hills of Simi Valley.
The production designer on Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" relied heavily on the 10,000-acre Big Sky Ranch in the Ventura County city to help re-create the childhood home of P.L. Travers,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In 1964, Jong Sook Kim visited Disneyland. It was no ordinary trip for the 14-year-old. Doctors once thought she would never see again, but after she traveled from her native South Korea to San Francisco for surgery, her sight was restored -- and she...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:39 PM
Sixteen people protesting a SeaWorld float in the Rose Parade on Wednesday were arrested, according to the Pasadena Police Department.
The SeaWorld float, which depicted a boy snorkeling above sea life including orcas, was surrounded by heavy security...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Of the top two teams in the final regular-season ranking, one almost got left out of the preseason rating and the other didn't win a Southeastern Conference game last season. Who said picking champions was easy? Rankman's preseason top two, Stanford and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In 1979, when Tom Hanks was just another struggling New York actor, he withdrew a biography of Walt Disney from the public library and found himself fascinated by the animator's story, in particular his tenaciousness in the face of early professional...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Every year, 14-year-old Victor Rios would watch the Rose Parade on a television set in his home in the city of Chitre, Panama, marveling at the floats and bands.
He never imagined he would attend the parade in person.
Then one day in October 2012,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness.
People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Diebold Inc., a manufacturer of ATMs, bank security systems and voting machines, has agreed to pay a $48-million penalty to settle charges it bribed officials at government-owned banks in China, Russia and Indonesia in order to win their business.